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Huskies Battle the Sutton Fillies and Mustangs at Home on Tuesday, Dec. 5

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The Heartland Huskie boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted the Sutton Mustangs and Fillies on Tuesday, December 5. Both Sutton teams came out on top against the Huskies with the girls losing 30-42 and the boys 41-44. 

The Heartland girls fell behind early in the first half and were held scoreless in the 1st quarter. They generated some offense in the 3rd quarter and the team was led in scoring with 10 points by Emersyn Oswald.

Due to technical difficulties and a discrepancy in the books with the individual points not matching up with the final score, accurate stats were unavailable for the girl’s game.

The Huskie girls trying to trap a Sutton Fillie and Reese Regier getting ready to shoot. Photos credit Nathan Ladehoff Striv Education

Mia Hiebner #2, bringing the ball down the court, and Allie Boehr #20 going for a block. Photos credit Nathan Ladehoff Striv Education

 It was down to the wire in the boy’s game, and after an ice-cold shooting spell in the 2nd quarter, the Huskies fell behind by as much as 10 points. But there was no give-up in the Huskies, who came roaring back in the third quarter after a steal and slam dunk by Carter Siebert, getting the Huskies within six points down 26-30. 

The rest of the game had several lead changes, and with 38 seconds remaining, the Huskies were only down by 1 point, 41-42. With just a few seconds left, the Huskies had a chance to tie up the game with a three-point attempt, but they came up short and lost 41-44. 

Hudson Regier, #20, on defense, and Sam Quiring, #14, jumping high for the block against Sutton. Photos credit Nathan Ladehoff Striv Education

Heartland Huskie BOYS points by quarters:

Individual points: Carter Siebert – 15, Hendric Switzer – 14, Thane Wetjen – 5, Luis Alvarez – 3, Hudson Regier – 2. 

Hendric Switzer #23 shooting over a Sutton defender and Thane Wetjen #13 jumping sky-high for the jump ball. Photos credit Deb Mierau

It’s a busy week for the Heartland Huskie teams as they travel to Giltner on Friday, Dec. 8th, for a girls’ game at 5:45 p.m. and the boys at 7:15 p.m. They will be back home to host Riverside on Saturday, Dec. 9th playing in the afternoon with the girls at 3:30 p.m. and the boys at 5 p.m.